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The Case for Repealing the Davis-Bacon Act

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is making the case for repealing the Depression-era Davis-Bacon Act. The law, passed in 1931, bars contractors and subcontractors from paying their workers anything under the “local prevailing wage” when working on federally funded or assisted construction contracts of over $2,000.

Unemployment at state levels dip due to worker loss

By Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

Republican governors eying a potential 2016 presidential run are touting their state economies as success stories, saying the conservative policies that they’ve pushed have brought their unemployment rates under control and put people back to work.